Louis C.K. on being a dad: "It won't take away your manhood, it will give it to you"

"I don't know what I'm doing, but my kids love me. Go figure"

Published June 15, 2014 2:22PM (EDT)


It's Father's Day, everyone. Here's Louis C.K. on why being a dad (or being a parent or caretaker in general) means being imperfect and figuring things out as you go, and why that's totally OK.

"I make a lot of mistakes. I don't know what I'm doing," the comedian observed in 2010. "But my kids love me. Go figure."

By Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at kmcdonough@salon.com.

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